Sept. 15, 2005

For more information on being prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency, take a look at these Web sites.


The Department of Homeland Security: http://www.ready.gov/: Includes recommendations on how to put together a disaster kit and a family plan.


Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/: Click to find multi-page in-depth guides on individual, family and community preparedness.


Office of Emergency Management, King County, Wash.: http://www.metrokc.gov/: Find out if you're at a basic, better or best level of preparedness.


Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/: Recommendations on being prepared at home, school, work and in the community.


San Francisco, Office of Emergency Services: http://www.72hours.org: Tailored to help you survive an earthquake in the Bay Area.